Books by David Lubar

NUMBED! by David Lubar
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"While the plot might be a little thin, the number ideas more than make up for it. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole here, which is probably exactly the point. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sixth-graders Logan and Benedict are zapped by a mathematics-loving robot, numbing them to the power of numbers. Read full book review >
Released: July 23, 2013

"A bit less humor than past collections, but fans will enjoy the grue. (Short stories/horror. 11-16)"
Prolific novelist and short story writer Lubar offers up a baker's dozen of stories too gruesome for his six (so far) Weenies collections. Read full book review >
MELTDOWN MADNESS by David Lubar
Released: July 1, 2013

"A goofy romp through suddenly fungible reality, not as self-consciously clever as the previous episode and all the better for it. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
It's all about the chocolate in this episode, but Ed's struggles with the literal-minded magic coin he found in the series opener (Stranger Things, 2013) continue. Read full book review >
STRANGER THINGS by David Lubar
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite the comical cartoon illustrations on every page, this setup volume is just possibly too clever to give its target audience any reason to read on. Now there's an existential dilemma. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Logic takes a little too much of a flyer for this series opener to hold together. Read full book review >
HYDE AND SHRIEK by David Lubar
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Ever-so-slightly creepy monster fun. (Horror. 8-12)"
The kids at Washington Irving Elementary School are about to find out their hometown of Lewington is a monster magnet. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2012

"To be devoured with relish—though maybe not broccoli. (end notes) (Short short stories. 10-12)"
The Weenie-Meister's sixth collection offers 32 more macabre minitales. Read full book review >
ATTACK OF THE VAMPIRE WEENIES by David Lubar
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 24, 2011

The lead miner of the "ha-ha-horror" vein offers 33 more microtales (all but three newly minted) in a fifth Weenies collection. Read full book review >

ENTER THE ZOMBIE by David Lubar
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

It's been a crazy year for fifth grader Nathan Abercrombie. Read full book review >

TRUE TALENTS by David Lubar
Released: March 1, 2007

In the opening pages of this sequel to Hidden Talents (1999), 15-year-old Eddie Thalmayer, aka Trash, awakens in a locked room, groggy from being overmedicated. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Jeremy keeps hearing loud thuds in the night; he's sure something is living in his septic tank. Read full book review >

SLEEPING FRESHMEN NEVER LIE by David Lubar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

Scott's wacky life always plays out in totally unexpected ways. Read full book review >

DOG DAYS by David Lubar
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

Larry Haskins spent a nearly wonderful summer playing baseball and caring for his three stray dogs. Read full book review >

WIZARDS OF THE GAME by David Lubar
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

A role-playing game draws the ire of both a church group and a quartet of real wizards in this double-stranded, tongue-in-cheek tale from the author of Dunk (2002). Read full book review >

DUNK by David Lubar
FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

Lubar's (Hidden Talents, 1999, etc.) latest is somewhat weaker than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

HIDDEN TALENTS by David Lubar
Released: June 1, 1999

An eighth grader discovers five schoolmates with psychic powers in this amateurish effort from Lubar. Read full book review >